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Second Chinese City Finds Food Safety Issues at Starbucks Cafes After Regulators Launch Probes
Liao Shumin
DATE:  Dec 15 2021
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
Second Chinese City Finds Food Safety Issues at Starbucks Cafes After Regulators Launch Probes Second Chinese City Finds Food Safety Issues at Starbucks Cafes After Regulators Launch Probes

(Yicai Global) Dec. 15 -- A second Chinese city has found food safety issues at outlets of US coffee chain Starbucks, after market regulators in a number of cities opened investigations following the discovery of similar problems at Starbucks cafes in Wuxi.

Suzhou’s market watchdog checked 226 Starbucks stores yesterday and identified issues at 18, Beijing Youth Daily reported today. They included irregular purchase and sales inventory and the scrapping records, unsealed storage of opened ingredients, and employees not wearing masks. The watchdog asked Starbucks to rectify the issues.

Regulators in Shanghai, Nanjing, Changsha, Yinchuan, and Hefei have also been inspecting Starbucks stores.

Starbucks closed two cafes in Wuxi on Dec. 13 and launched an internal probe after The Beijing News found they had food safety issues such as using expired liquid chocolate and matcha tea and putting expired foodstuffs on shelves after tearing off their expiration labels with the approval of the stores’ managers.

After making its own checks, Starbucks China confirmed that staff at the Wuxi stores did violate operating regulations, it said via Weibo yesterday, adding that it will immediately initiate a comprehensive self-inspection on the implementation of food safety standards in all outlets in the Chinese mainland.

Editor: Futura Costaglione

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Keywords:   Starbucks,Food Safety